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moderator of "meet the press" with us from our washington newsroom tonight. so, david, give us a viewer's guide to what we're seeing here. >> this is really an attempt by the obama campaign to talk about what it wants to talk about, and that is mitt romney's time as head of bain capital. why? because they would not like to talk about the jobs report right now and the tough economy. they want to talk about mitt romney as a very wealthy person who ran a venture capital firm and put the onus on him to explain whether he was involved in outsourcing of jobs, keep up the pressure about whether bain was exploiting workers and companies. really to make the case to middle class voters that mitt romney is not on their side and president obama is. that's the argument. that's why they want the attention here and why they'll focus on this period of time of just what mitt romney was doing when he was filing papers to the s.e.c. saying he was still the chairman even though he says as you just heard he had no operational involvement. >> all right. david gregory, we will look for you sunday morning on "
that joe's human. he's not the godly saint that some of us made him out to be, including myself. >> reporter: tonight a family spokesman issued a statement saying, joe paterno wasn't perfect. he made mistakes and he regretted them. meanwhile, lawyers for curley and schultz criticized the freeh report, calling it a lopsided document based on an incomplete report. brian? >> mike isikoff, state college, pa, tonight. thanks. >>> bob costas of nbc sports is already at our olympic headquarters in london preparing to host the olympic coverage on nbc. bob, the big question, i guess, is, what does this do to penn state, the program, the school, the brand, the aura of the nittany lions? >> well, the aura, the reputation, that's already been badly tarnished. i think even the most staunch loyalists realize something that can't be rationalized away occurred here. and then outside penn state, the reputation of the university has taken a very, very serious hit. the ncaa has a term that it sometimes uses when punishing schools for violations in their athletic departments, lack of institutional
>>> on the broadcast tonight, on the record mitt romney sits down with us one-on-one trying to set things straight after an ugly war of words over his business career. chemical weapons on the move in syria. where are they headed and why? u.s. officials are concerned as the violence there explodes. two weeks out and a lot of opening jitters in london. a massive show of force before the games begin. and here at home, growing controversy over those american olympic uniforms made in china. tonight the folks at ralph lauren are announcing a change. and making a difference for children in some of the toughest places on earth. a one woman dynamo still going strong at 90. a one woman dynamo still going strong at 90. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. mitt romney planned all along to run for president based on his private sector business experience. at the same time the obama campaign has had months to prepare an attack on mitt romney based on just that his private sector business experience. just today this issue and romney's past in
in london. the first stop of his first overseas trip of this campaign season and a chance for us to sit down with the presumptive gop nominee. more on that in just a moment. >>> first again tonight our attention is focused on the aftermath and investigation in colorado. a huge development in the case today. something from the accused gunman himself that was sent before the shooting that if discovered earlier might have changed this story. it's where we begin, again, tonight with miguel alguer in aurora, colorado. miguel, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. a judge issued a gag order in this case, so police cannot publicly comment on the evidence they have received and gathered. law enforcement sources tell nbc news the suspect did mail a package which could become a valuable piece of evidence. senior law enforcement sources say accused gunman james holmes mailed the package here to the university of colorado medical center in aurora. the package is said to contain details writings about, quote, killing people. >> it's an important factor in assessing whether or not he was acting
a serious dispute and an acknowledgement by the u.s. that mistakes were made. nbc's jim miklaszewski joins us tonight from the pentagon with more. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, natalie. that bitter dispute exploded last november, when american air strikes mistakenly killed 24 pakistani troops. when the u.s. refused to apologize, pakistan closed down two critical supply lines into afghanistan. and vital shipments were backed up at the border. today those routes were reopen, when secretary of state hillary clinton told pakistan, we are sorry for the loss of pakistani forces. u.s. officials insist this was not an apology, but it was good enough for pakistan. those routes supply american troops with just about everything they need to survive, and will be just as critical to ending the war. they're the same routes american forces will take to withdraw from afghanistan over the next two years. natalie? >> jim miklaszewski at the pentagon for us tonight, thank you. >>> the fda has approved a new over the counter test for hiv that can be used at home, and gets results in about a ha
be too big for us to solve with simple solutions and drastic measures will come. >> reporter: a scranton public works employee says he's already taken drastic action, dipping into precious savings, after watching his pay drop from $900 every two with weeks to about $340 last payday. >> we bust our chops every day. and you kind of just expect the pay. you know, you expect your wages. this is something that shouldn't happen to anybody. >> reporter: the mayor here says the situation is so dire, he's proposed a 78% property tax hike over four years, something residents here certainly don't want to hear about. in the meantime, unions try to keep up the pressure in court for their full pay and what the city now owes them in back wages. brian? >> ron allen starting us off tonight in scranton, pennsylvania. as we mentioned, this tough economy is what was on voter's minds today. as both president obama and mitt romney campaigned in key battlegrounds. white house correspondent kristen welker with us tonight traveling with the president, cedar rapids, iowa. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good
of nbc sports. he's with us tonight. dan, this has a mighty casey aspect about it. though you in the trade, you guys who follow swimming year-round, knew lochte to be number one in the sport. it still is going to come as quite a drama to the folks joining us and watching this tonight. >> absolutely, brian. this is one race the 400 im, the most grueling of the races. and essentialological amichael phelps didn't start training seriously until a few months ago. lochte has been considered the best swimmer in the world for quite some time now. everybody's used to phelps winning gold medals, let alone off the podium. it was pretty surreal. >> and dan, the two will meet again, i understand, thursday. both of them have individual races, and a lot of them in the days to come? >> they will. they have three more individual events to go. it will be very interesting to see how michael phelps bounces back. they'll be head-to-head we expect. but michael phelps just barely made it into the 400 im by .04 of a second. but he's a great olympic champion, the best of all-time. i expect him to boun
. and bob costas will be with us to talk about the fallout. >>> nbc news exclusive, richard engel inside syria with survivors who lived to tell of an unimaginable day. >>> hidden risks. millions of american men have been using it to grow hair, but tonight an alert about propecia, serious side effects that could be permanent. >>> and rock of ages. they've been playing hard since jfk was in the white house. tonight mick and keith and company actually take time to reflect on 50 years as the stones. "nightly news" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. penn state may never ever recover from this. in case you had any doubt about the impact of the child sex abuse scandal that's enveloped one of the once great names in college sports, today made it crystal clear when the report came out from louis freeh, former head of the fbi, saying some powerful campus leaders showed a total and consistent disregard for abuse victims while protecting other big names on campus versus the rights of powerless vict
campaign. peter alexander covers the campaign for us. he's traveling with the candidate here in london to start us off. boy, this got interesting in a hurry. >> sometimes a small thing can turn into a big deal, brian, especially overseas. mitt romney certainly did not expect this when he planned his trip to london and now on the eve of the opening ceremony he spent the day on the defensive. it wasn't the cheering british welcome mitt romney was hoping for. >> mitt romney has turned on the charm during his visit to britain by questioning the country's ability to host the olympic games. >> reporter: but the message that he wanted to get out on this trip has been obscured. >> if he is here to make a friend he's got a funny way of showing it. >> reporter: criticism exploded on newspaper headlines. "the guardian," the times." "the telegraph" fired off this commentary. mitt romney is perhaps the only politician that could start a trip that was supposed to be a charm offensive by being utterly devoid of charm and mildly offensive. touring the olympic park in london this morning prime minister
with us here in the studio. >> picture this inside job. a meeting in damascus this morn morning of the top officials there to discuss how to continue to crackdown, how to keep the rebels from advancing on damascus, when suddenly, the room explodes. it is just a sign of how little control the government still has, and a sign that this could be one of the final stages in this conflict. government troops fight to retain control of damascus after an attack that has shaken the regime and raised doubts about its survival. buildings in the capital smoldered, in fighting so intense the army had to call in helicopters. this just hours after state television announced that a bomb exploded wednesday morning during a national security meeting killing at least the defense minister, his deputy who was also president assad's feared brother-in-law, and the vice president. more than a dozen others in the meeting were reportedly injured, perhaps killed. it is unclear if president assad was there. the government isn't saying. >> it is part of the conflict. >> reporter: assad has not been seen publicly since
massacres in u.s. history. well, tonight we've learned much more about how he lived, where he lived, and how it was he purchased an arsenal. we also learned today that gun sales are spiking in colorado in the aftermath of this shooting. while far to the east in washington today, the house of representatives stood still for a time. a moment of silence for the victims in colorado. one member of congress from colorado said, since she's been in congress, there have been 23 moments of silence for various victims of gun violence. she asked how many more there need to be until something is done. we begin our reporting tonight with nbc's mike taibbi in centennial, colorado. mike, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. it has happened in other cities where there have been horrible episodes of gun violence. gun sales and permit applications are soaring now. and also today, some questions. how did james holmes pay for the arsenal police say he put together in the months before the massac? >> is there anything i can do for you? >> reporter: at the rocky mountain guns and ammo shop in aurora, ow
in spectacular style as our viewers in the u.s. are about to see. what we can show you concerning what's already transpired, the interesting choice of the same front page photos by the newspapers here, part of the pyro technics show in the stadium tonight. we can show you this much. the broadcast features an unusual james bond moment and a first for the queen of england who let's just say makes a rather dramatic entrance. now, tomorrow in the light of day, londoners will wake up in full olympics mode. tonight an estimated 1 billion people will watch these games kick off. a spectacular global show followed by the parade of nations. nbc's chris jansing is in the olympic village tonight to start things off for us tonight. chris, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. the long wait is finally over. athletes from 240 nations are here to compete for 906 medals including more than 500 athletes from team usa. i just saw them walking into the stadium as i was coming over here. and out on the streets of london today the excitement was palatable. big ben rang in the big day in london. and f
prosecutors say global drug giant glaxo smith kline pushed the sales force to push hard even for uses not federally approved. >> who wants to be a millionaire? >> reporter: today the company admitted its sales force bribed doctors to prescribe its drugs by offering such incentives as hawaiian vacations and tickets to madonna concerts. all part, the government says, of a range of misbehavior that resulted today in the largest fine ever paid by a drug company, $3 billion. >> this historic action is a clear warning to any company that chooses to break the law. >> reporter: here is some of what the company admitted doing -- promoting the use of its antidepressant paxil for children even though studies failed to show it worked for them, failing to warn that the diabetes drug could cause heart attacks and claiming unapproved uses for another antidepressant wellbutrin by saying it could help patients lose weight and overcome sexual problems. >> hired a public relations firm to create a buzz about getting skinny and how you could have more sex simply by using this drug. >> reporter: today the
from aurora later tonight. kate snowe has been on the scene since friday and she joins us to lead our coverage of the theater shooting. good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you lester from aurora, colorado where the investigation into the suspect james holmes has taken several new turns but tonight this focus here in this field behind me where a vigil is being held is on the victims of this senseless tragedy. 12 people killed, 58 more wounded. at this hour 24 remain in the hospital, nine of them in critical condition. tonight the president is mourning along with the families who suffered overwhelming loss. miguel, good evening. >> the president has arrived here in aurora to meet with first responders and the victims. the vigils here are growing larger as the community comes together. ♪ >> reporter: on a day of prayer and reflection a community torn apart by violence comes together. >> lots of us, maybe all of us, keep asking why. >> reporter: today they remember the victims. >> john larimer. >> eventually you get the spirit to go on but we'll never forget. >> reporter: the sor
of science. what does it tell us about our world? >>> all charged up. a ride on america's electric highway. what they are doing in oregon could change things for the whole nation down the road. >>> and a new home and new life for a national treasure. what may be the greatest battleship ever to hit the high seas. battleship ever to hit the high seas. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york. this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm kate snow in for brian tonight. on this fourth of july, america is celebrating with parades, cookouts and fireworks. but for many across the nation, this independence day is different. in some states that are tinder dry, there will be no fireworks. in parts of 10 states, today is all about sweating it out without air conditioning, without any electricity at all as crews spend the holiday working to get the power back on after deadly storms. we have it all covered tonight beginning with the extreme heat. nbc's john yang is in chicago. good evening
in london with the opening ceremony and the whole world is watching representing the u.s. first lady michelle obama, who today talked about what the olympics meant to her growing up. while here in london, the continuing political fallout from mitt romney's visit and his comments to us about these games. >>> and a look back at the last time london welcomed the world. the world was a very different place in 1948. tonight the gold medal winners from team usa who we've assembled to share their memories with us. "nightly news" from london memories with us. "nightly news" from london begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's all under way here in london tonight. this massive global event kicking off in spectacular style as our viewers in the u.s. are about to see. what we can show you concerning what's already transpired, the interesting choice of the same front page photos by the newspapers here, part of the pyro technics show in the stadium tonight. the broadcast features an unusual james bond moment and a first for the queen of england who let's ju
the bread basket, the section of the u.s. that feeds its share of the world, is burning up right now. the worst conditions they've seen since 1956. the governor of illinois says his state has never seen anything like this. he calls it a disaster of epic proportions. over one-third of the u.s. corn crop is in big trouble. over half the country is now affected. the problem is forecasters can't point to any rain on the way. it is where we begin this evening with nbc's kevin tibbles in walker, iowa tonight. kevin, good evening. >> reporter: brian, this is corn country and it is parched. these would usually be fully formed ears of corn by now. in this state they're pretty much worthless. and farmers at the grain elevator behind me in walker say they know their yields are going to be way down this year. many are starting to wonder whether they'll get any crop in at all. many farmers are throwing up their hands and looking to the heavens. >> we've done all we can do and it's up to the good lord to supply the water and send it on time. >> reporter: more than half the country, 55%, is now in
next to water. >> reporter: and the price of corn affects almost everything. >> we use corn as a feed for livestock, as a feed for poultry. so when the price of corn goes up, that pushes up the price of just about everything that we buy at the supermarket. >> reporter: and lots of other corn products we buy too, from crayons to car tires to shampoo and make-up. the consumer will pay the price. >> at this particular time, with a weak economy, a weak job market and weak wage gains, any increase in price is something that's going to hurt more than it normally would. >> reporter: but for now, life on the farms of america's heartland is just plain tough. life for many farmers as they sit and watch their crops dry up, all they can do is look to the heavens and pray for rain. but, brian, for many of them, rain just isn't coming. >> what a sad story there for those family farms. kevin tibbles in waterloo, iowa tonight. >>> for more on the worst of it, where it's headed next, eric fisher is with us from washington, d.c., tonight where, by the way, the temperature reached a high this afternoon
for the long time u.s. alley run by the muslim brotherhood candidate. a potentially sticky situation for the united states. we get our report tonight from nbc's correspondent in cairo. >> reporter: a scene unimaginable 18 months ago. the u.s. secretary of state seated next to the newly elected islamist president of egypt. the u.s. is watching what happens here very closely. egypt is facing a power struggle between the new president and the muslim brotherhood and the country's military reluctant to give up power. >> democracy is hard and it requires dialogue and compromise and real politics. >> reporter: for 30 years, the u.s. supported hosni mubarak and showered its military with billions of dollars of aid. in return, egypt became a stauch american ally in a region that upheld an up popular peace treaty with israel. now the u.s. is promising to support democracy. even if it means bringing into power islam's political parties who have been for years washington's strongest critics. >> we believe america's shared strategic interests with egypt far outnumber our differences and we know t
ceremonies. nbc's kevin tibbles is here with us covering all of it. good evening. >> brian, talk about the highest of drama on the opening day. the greatest swimmer of all time at these games against the challenger who says he wants to be king. well, tonight, ryan lochte dethroned michael phelps. >> phelps in lane four -- >> it was a showdown like no other on the olympic stage. 14-time gold medalist michael phelps taking on the challenger, ryan lochte. >> there are two major duel that's we would have between lochte and phelps. this is the first one. and i think, my opinion, is the most important one because it sets up the momentum for the rest of the olympic games. >> reporter: they call the men's 400 individual medley the toughest race of all and phelps has owned it. winning gold in athens and beijing. eight grueling laps. but at this morning's preliminaries, phelps was sluggish, barely making the cut by the narrowest of margins, .07 of a second. and he wasn't happy. phelps was trying to save energy for the final, to the point where he almost missed it. >> he has to be able to manage
athletes will be staying home. >>> how u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s are playing a role that might just affect the chances of the u.s. team. "nightly news" from london team. "nightly news" from london begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams, reporting tonight from >> announcer: this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams, reporting tonight from london. >>> and good evening. from tower bridge here in london, our arrival here today as the games are set to begin also coincides with mitt romney's arrival here in london. the first stop of his first overseas trip of this campaign season and a chance for us to sit down with the presumptive gop nominee. more on that in just a moment. >>> first again tonight our attention is focused on the aftermath and investigation in colorado. a huge development in the case today. something from the accused gunman himself that was sent before the shooting that if discovered earlier might have changed this story. it's where we begin, again, tonight with miguel almaguer in aurora, colora
right behind us where we watched the opening ceremony and where the olympic flame is burning tonight. we begin the broadcast, however, far from here inside a courtroom in colorado, in fact. a state still trying to climb back and get stronger every day after witnessing one of the worst mass shootings in american history. whether the gunman was sane when he took all of those lives is something yet to be decided. for now he has been hit with a slew of charges including first-degree murder and this could be a death penalty case. our report tonight from nbc's mike taibbi in centennial, colorado. >> reporter: there was no camera in the courtroom today just a sketch artist but 24-year-old suspect james holmes so dazed and unengaged last week was alert and attentive as the judge told him he faced 142 separate felony charges. that includes two death penalty counts, one for first-degree murder after deliberation and a second for murder with extreme indifference for each of the 12 victims killed. >> these are two alternative ways of getting a first-degree murder guilty verdict. >> reporter: but som
it into an insanity defense. there are very sophisticated tests used and the state hospital is hypersensitive to the issue of are we being played by a defendant here? >> reporter: holmes is back in solitary now in the county jail. his next court appearance next monday will be for formal charges against him and then perhaps a month or two after that the formal arraignment at which time he will enter a plea -- guilty, not guilty, or not guilty by reason of insanity. >> mike taibbi starting us off from the courthouse, centennial, colorado tonight. mike, thanks. >>> as we heard families of some of the victims were in that courtroom today. nbc's kate snow has an update on the survivors and more on some of those who lost their lives. kate, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, brian. last night there was a huge vigil here, a prayer vigil. thousands of people sang "amazing grace" together united in pain. they're trying to heal together but today many of them took time out to confront their nightmare. david sanchez was supposed to be at a maternity ward this morning awaiting the birth of hi
traffickers along the u.s. border. tonight we are there as one state cracks down hard. and sharks are there. tonight a warning to beach goers about what is driving them closer and closer to shore. and making a difference. they come from tough streets. a man has made it his mission to offer them a field of dreams. from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> we can tell you the end is in sight to the heat wave but it can't come soon enough after another afternoon of scorching and record-setting temperatures in the mid atlantic coast. mi millions of people are living in areas under warnings today. at least 18 cities have reached record highs today. tonight forecasters warrant a cool down could come at a price as we look at the radar now, experts warn we may see severe and damaging storms in parts of the northeast. first, michelle franzen in central park. >> reporter: temperatures reached 97 here today but the heat index made it feel more thain 100. the big apple just the latest caught up in this deadly heat wave. the heat wave gripping much of
, in order for us to get the unemployment rate down to 6%, economists say the economy would have to grow and add 360,000 jobs every month for the next three years. the hints of good news in the economy, we have low gas prices, a slight improvement in the housing market, that's hopefully a sign of some recovery. kate, back to you. >> tom costello, thanks for that report. let's get the story behind those numbers from cnbc's steve liesman and our chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd. steve, i'll begin with you. the question probably most of our viewers have why on earth is it taking so long for jobs to come back? >> reporter: let me tell you first where economists agree, they agree that the financial shock from the financial recession or crisis is one that will linger for many years. consumers are still shedding debt. the housing market has still not come back in a meaningful way. typically housing leads us out of recession. there is more debate on the issue of president obama's regulatory policies, the health care debate, fiscal deficits, things holding busines
correspondent robert bazell. >> reporter: the cdc says the u.s. is ontrack to have the greatest number of whooping cough cases in some 50 years. 12-week-old marco is part of the epidemic. he spent much of his life in intensive care. >> we even had him baptized because we just didn't think he was going to make it. >> reporter: whooping cough, a bacterial infection known as pertussis usually causes this characteristic wheeze recorded in a home video posted on youtube. >> it can be very serious in children under a year especially under six months of age. they can develop pneumonia, seizures. >> reporter: there were several outbreaks but the biggest is in washington state where through july 14th there were more than 3,000 cases, a 1300% increase over the same period last year. so far nationwide there have been nine deaths. marco was still too young to have his first dpt shot, which protects against pertussis but was almost certainly infected by an older child or adult. that is a tragically common story. protection from the vaccine that's been used since 1997 often wanes over time so childr
across the country and the shotgun is widely used by $0 hunters. only the semiautomatic rifle is restricted. five states ban it's sale, new york, new jersey, connecticut and massachusetts, california is the 5th. both the rival and the 100 magazine found at the scene would have been illegal under the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. >> members of congress and ledge laters across this country should not be afraid of the nra and should be standing up to say we are going to do something you still have a right to own a gun but we can help people. defenders of gun rights say this will not end mass shooters. >> putting restrictions on the law-abiding wouldn't have much impact in this case. >> officials say the weapons used in friday's shooting were purchased legally starting in may and ending in two weeks ago in gun stores in the denver area. >> even the rumor on restrictions caused a run on am nation weeks ago. a powerful reminder of why congress is unlikely to do anything. >> still ahead as we continue on this saturday. stepped up security at theaters across the country am
are facing across the country. >> ron allen starting us off tonight in scranton, pennsylvania. as we mentioned, this tough economy is what was on voter's minds today. as both president obama and mitt romney campaigned in key battlegrounds. white house correspondent kristen welker with us tonight traveling with the president. cedar rapids, iowa. kristen, good evening. >> good evening to you, brian. things like iowa and colorado will make all the difference in november. the candidates continue to spar over who's best equipped to fix the economy. in ames, iowa, republican william buttermoore says he wants a change. >> it's a very, very slow recovery, if there's a recovery at all. >> he's going to vote for mitt romney. but less than five miles away, mike wright a democrat says he's worried romney would mishandle the fragile economy. >> i plan to attend a democratic local party meeting. >> president obama stumped in iowa today, while mitt romney took his campaign to colorado. >> this was a state that gave me a chance when nobody else would. >> we going to win here in november? >> trying t
accused of one of the worst mass murders in u.s. history as the stories of heroism and bravery and courage continue to pour in. >>> the punishment for penn state after the sandusky scandal and the entire community that's paying the price. >>> countdown to london. four days to go. is london ready for the olympics or not? >>> getting burned. they showed up for an inspirational seminar with tony robbins but some of them got burned when it came time for the ritual walk across the hot coals leaving a lot of people to wonder, how does that work anyway? >>> and ground breaker. the first american woman in space has died. tonight we remember sally ryde. space has died. tonight we remember sally ryde. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the people of aurora, colorado today got to see the man they regard as the face of evil. the suspect in the mass shooting in colorado was let into court for a preliminary appearance today and seeing him was both striking and haunting. at various times his constantly changing facial expressions showed what might h
www.dns-ok.us. thanks for joining us. we'll see you at 6:00. good night. breaking point as more heat records are broken and the death toll rises some are starting to get a break from all of this severe weather. tonight a new threat of more dangerous storms. >>> under attack, the vicious virus that may be hiding in your computer. what you need to do tonight before it's too late. >>> adult playgrounds taking the gym outside in one of the hottest new exercise trends. best of all, they are free. >>> and back to the future. how did a grown man find a way to interview himself when he was 12 years old? tonight the man behind the video that's gone viral. >>> from nbc news world head quarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >> good evening. as this long holiday week draws to an end, so does the crippling heatwave that has taken 66 lives since late june. temperatures dropped to the mid 80s in parts of the midwest that only a few days were sweltering under triple-digit temps. however, it remained dangerously hot further east in places like washington, d.c. which g
: a scene unimaginable 18 months ago. the u.s. secretary of state seated next to the newly elected president of egypt. egypt is facing a power struggle of the muslim brotherhood and reluctant to give up power. >> democracy is hard and it requires dialogue and compromise and real politic. >> for 30 years the u.s. showered the military with mi millions of dollars of aid and in return egypt became an ally and up held the peace treaty with israel. now the u.s. is promising to support democracy. >> we believe america's shared strategic interests with egypt far out number our differences and we know that the future of egypt is up to the people of egypt. >> i think the presidency would want to know that america is sending messages that any kind of military power play will not be acceptable. >> clinton pledged $1 million of aid and wiped away $1 billion of egyptian debt. >> after years of shutting the muslim brotherhood, the change of course by the united states has angered many here who see the shonew relations as troublesome. many are skeptical by u.s. intensions here. nbc news, cairo. >> in syria
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